HAT TRICK: A Look At The NHL All-Stars

Matt SitkoffCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2010

MONTREAL - JANUARY 25:  (L-R) Alex Ovechkin, Jeff Carter, Zdeno Chara, Tomas Kaberle, Jay Bouwmeester, Mark Streit, Henrik Lundqvist and Tim Thomas of the  Eastern Conference All-Stars stand for the National Anthem before the 2009 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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This week’s Pucking Awesome Hat Trick is going to be a little different just like an Olympic NHL season.  Speaking of those upcoming Olympics next month, fans get treated to All-Star games of countries the NHL fan does not get to see when the Eastern Conference best square off against the Western Conference best.  So this week I am going to announce the Pucking Awesome NHL All-Star rosters.  Keep in mind all teams must be represented and sorry for not doing it World vs U.S.



G Martin BrodeurYou can officially call it a bounce back year

D Mike GreenLeads all defenseman in points, PP points and is a +20

D Chris ProngerHas solidified Flyers back line and special teams

W Alex OvechkinHas 29 goals in only 39 GP, plus need to see him in skills competition

W Marian GaborikHas stayed healthy thus near the top in goals scored

C Sidney CrosbyHas proved he can score goals with the best of them


G Ryan MillerWould be Vezina favorite if it wasn’t for that Brodeur guy

G Henrik LundqvistAlways gives his team a chance to win

D Tomas KaberleRumors will swirl in second half as this guy continues to produce

D Mark StreitHad to take an Islanders and Streit seems to be the pick until Tavares blossoms

D Tobias EnstromHaving a career year in Atlanta

D Zdeno CharaHave to take a Bruin and everyone wants to see him in hardest slap shot

F Tomas PlekanekAlready getting close to his career high in assists

F Martin St LouisStill raking up points quietly in Tampa

F Eric StaalAgain, have to take a Hurricane, injuries and bad supporting cast have slowed his production a bit

F Stephen WeissBlossoming into a superstar while also stepping up for injured David Booth

F Mike FisherSnub off Canadian Olympic team for now, but makes the team as lone Senators

F Nicklas BackstromWe knew he could pass, but who knew he could score?

F Iyla KovalchuckBiding his time in Atlanta by still showing the league he is a top sniper

F Evgeni MalkinThis was a star power pick, a lot of other players deserve this spot but an All-Star game is made to show off stars

F Steve StamkosLast roster spot goes to under the radar player with big numbers



G Miikka KiprusoffToughest call on team, couldn’t go wrong on any of the G’s on team

D Duncan KeithThe best defenseman on the best team always makes it, plus he is really good 

D Dan BoyleWhy did the Lightning trade him again?

W Dany HeatleyHas fit well on the west coast

W Patrick MarleauQuieted critics with monster first half

C Henrik SedinOnly because Thornton starting here would be silly


G Ilya BryzgalovBig reason why Phoenix is in the playoff hunt

G Jimmy HowardAgain tough call with Nabakov, Luongo and Huet all having good seasons, but where would Red Wings be without Howard?

D Drew DoughtyGoing to be a superstar in this league

D Christian EhrhoffWhy did the Sharks trade this guy?

D Stephane RobidasHas become a force on the power play  

D Lubomir VisnovskyBright spot for dismal team, tough choice for Oiler between him and Penner

F Joe ThorntonWhat a dominant first line the Sharks have

F Patrick KaneScoring a torrid pace for hot Hawks

F Brad RichardsFinally proving worth in Dallas with more points this season than all of last

F Paul StastnyTough choice for Av with Stastny and Wolski

F Mikko KoivuWhat can’t this guy do?

F Corey PerryYou want consistent, he had a 19-game point streak this season

F Andy McDonaldFinally makes first all-star team because we have to take a Blues player

F Rick NashStill scoring for struggling team

F Patric HornqvistCame out of nowhere to score some big goals for Predators


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